If you're an adult, wearing metal braces may not seem very appealing. Fortunately, Invisalign, offered by your Allen, TX and McKinney, TX, Orthodontists, Dr. Jay Ghosh and Trent Lofgren, provides a much more discreet straightening choice.
The Invisalign system uses clear aligner trays to reposition your teeth. The transparent trays fit your upper and lower teeth snugly and don't detract from your appearance. You'll be given a series of trays and will wear each set in the series for about two weeks.
Invisalign Is a Convenient Orthodontic Option For Adults
Despite the nearly invisible appearance of your aligner trays, it may not always be convenient to wear them. Fortunately, you can remove them for a few hours if you're attending a dinner or other event. You'll normally wear the trays for 20 to 22 hours per day.
Invisalign treatment won't require any changes to your diet, unlike metal or ceramic braces. You'll remove your trays when you eat or drink anything other than water. As soon as you finish eating or drinking, you'll rinse your trays and put them back in your mouth.
Your oral hygiene routine won't need to change just because you're straightening your teeth. After you remove the trays, you can brush and floss normally.
You're Never Too Old For Invisalign
Whether you've had an issue with your teeth since childhood, or you've noticed that your teeth have begun to shift in the last few years, Invisalign is an excellent option. Invisalign not only straightens teeth but closes gaps and is an effective treatment for underbites, overbites, crossbites and open bites.
Your Treatment May Not Take As Long As You Think
Your Invisalign treatment may be completed much sooner than you anticipated. In fact, you may only need to wear your aligner trays for six to 12 months if you're an adult.
You Won't Have To Make Time For Frequent Dental Visits
If you choose metal or ceramic braces, you'll need to visit your dentist often for wire adjustments. Since Invisalign is a wire-free system, there are no adjustments. You'll only need to schedule follow-up visits every six weeks.
Want to learn more about Invisalign for adults from Creekview Orthodontics or McKinney Orthodontics?
Call our office in Allen, TX at (214) 547-0001 or McKinney, TX at (972) 548-8200 today to book an appointment